From the Office of Bishop Bob
In sadness, we share the news that Pastor Lenore Renfro died on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
Pastor Renfro was a retired local pastor in the Desert Southwest Conference. She was a graduate of Shaw University and Hood Theological Seminary. She served in the Desert Southwest Conference at Trinity United Methodist Church in Bisbee, AZ before retiring in 2017. In retirement, she was active at Cross in the Desert United Methodist Church and Epworth United Methodist Church.
Pastor Renfro was a very cheerful presence in worship and loved the Lord with all her heart. Her gentle and spiritual presence was felt by everyone she encountered. Her love for her family was incredible and she had begun conversations with the pastor at Epworth regarding the baptism of her granddaughter after COVID. She was an encouraging and enthusiastic person who was active even in retirement.
We join our hearts together in grief, acknowledging our human loss. May God grant us grace, that in pain we may find comfort; in sorrow, hope; and in death, resurrection. With gratitude for the life and ministry of Pastor Lenore Renfro, please hold her family and friends in prayer at this time.